Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Song of the South

I am exhausted.

Last night I was up until midnight helping my 12 year old son finish his French dream house (if only), and reading 10 pages about the Louisiana Purchase and the Gold Rush. The reason he had to read about them last night is because he has spent the last 3 days of class time watching Gone with the Wind. That’s right, somehow it is more important to see Scarlet O’ Hara make a fashion statement in her window treatments, than to hear and discuss Thomas Jefferson’s Fabulous Buy of middle America. Silly things like the invasion of California by greedy gold mongers can apparently be intrusted to the parents. That’s fine, but what on earth are we paying Mrs. U.S. History for?! He had to make a freaking Gone with the Wind flip book!!!

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